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Beginner or seasoned, all riders welcomed.

Tahoe Star Tours

Experience the wonder and awe of the dark skies above Northstar California during our popular summer Tahoe Star Tours!

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from June 16 to September 3, 2016 you’re invited to join Star Guide extraordinaire, Tony Berendsen, owner of Tahoe Star Tours and former president of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition, as he leads you on an exploration of the skies. He’ll provide an informative Star Tour Astronomy presentation, a laser tour of the sky, and telescopic viewing through multiple state-of-the-art computerized Celestron telescopes. And new this year Tahoe Star Tours will incorporate use of Celestron’s newest technology, optimized for photography, which will include an astro imaging demonstration allowing stargazers to take pictures of what they’re viewing in space and share them through their own social media networks.

Thursday and Saturday evenings will take place at the Dark Skies Cosmoarium which located at the entrance to Northstar on the lower level of the Castle Peak parking area. Featuring wide, unobstructed horizons for viewing, it provides Tahoe Star Tours participants with comfortable seating, fire pits, outdoor heaters and blankets, complimentary hot chocolate, Starbucks coffee, s’mores, and Aquafina water as well as convenient, free on-site parking just a short walk from the viewing site.

Friday evenings will take place on the open meadow in The Backyard of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Guests can enjoy the personalized service offered by the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton and will enjoy access to the private viewing area, comfortable seating, outdoor heaters and blankets, and cocktail service throughout the event. 

2016 Tahoe Star Tours  - Dark Skies Cosmoarium & Ritz Carlton

Eventbrite - 2016 Tahoe Star Tours at Northstar California

Theme: Mars
Dates: 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/30 

Theme: Jupiter
Dates: 7/1, 7/2, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30

Theme: Saturn
Dates: 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/26, 8/27

Theme: Tribute to Carl Sagan
Dates: 9/1, 9/2, 9/3

2016 Tahoe Store Tours Concert Evenings 

Concert Evenings: And for two special evenings on July 15 and August 12, stargazers are invited to experience a special Concert Star Tours event featuring Accent string quartet at Café Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.  Timed to correspond with the Perseid Meteor Shower, each evening will feature star gazing, a live music performance, cheese, dessert stations, and wine.  These special events are $100 per person, including tax and gratuity.  This event is limited to 35 people and is for ages 21+.
All Tahoe Star Tours events are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under. Tours begin at 8:15 p.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m.





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